Coaching in the UK

Cookson Praises Wiggins and Coaches

Mon, 23 Jul 2012

British Cycling’s President Brian Cookson OBE welcomed the historic Tour de France win by Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins, and praised the coaches who helped him achieve sporting history.

Cookson said: “To see a British rider, and a fellow member of British Cycling, win the Tour de France is a dream come true for me and all at British Cycling. This is a monumental day for sport in the UK – Great Britain has produced in Bradley Wiggins a rider who has won one of the world’s biggest sporting challenges and everyone involved in cycling in this country must be immensely proud of that.

“From an early age Brad developed his amazing talent on British Cycling’s coaching and development pathway. So his personal triumph is also a triumph for cycling in Great Britain and the many coaches and volunteers working within it – without whom we could not function."

From developing the sport in BMX, Cyclo-Cross, Cycle Speedway, Mountain Biking, Road, and Track to creating entry level cycling opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, through programmes such as Sky Ride, Breeze and Go-Ride, British Cycling is helping drive a cycling boom worth nearly £3 billion to the UK economy.

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